On the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl Child, Save the Children girl champion, Zainab Bangura, was made Minister of Gender and Children’s affairs for one day.
In Sierra Leone’s most remote communities, primary and junior secondary schools are often ill-equipped to meet the needs of children with disabilities.
Sierra Leone has one of the highest Maternal mortality rates in the world. According to UNICEF most of these deaths are preventable if managed by skilled health providers.
In September, Janti Soeripto and members of the SCUS Board of Trustees were in Sierra Leone for a short visit to see our programmes in health, education and protection.
Mammie hosted peers on a radio discussion program to let the public understand why Parenting without Violence is so important. Children had the chance to talk about physical and humiliating punishments faced by millions of children in homes and communities around the world.
This is the first time that Soweis have been brought together in Kailahun to discuss and champion ending child early and forced marriage. They want to have more engagements like this and want to present their resolutions to district stakeholders.
MOMENTUM COUNTRY AND GLOBAL LEADERSHIP is part of a suite of awards funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to holistically improve family planning and maternal and child health in partner countries around the world.